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tensions in syria with a surprising denial of president assad that he ordered a deadly crackdown on protesters. >> brown: and censer michels reports on the discovery of a so called goldilocks planet. not too hold, not too cold, maybe just right to support life. >> it will be hard to learn too much more about the potentially habitable planets any time soon since it's 600 light years away. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's naur. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the secretary of health and human services has waded into the politically charged issue of birth control for younger girls. in a very pub
in syria, the international community ramps up pressure on the assad regime. >> now, warmer temperatures have meant less sea ice. >> a legendary broadcast that issues the warning on climate change and the impact of it is having on our lives. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. 8.6%. remember that figure because you will be hearing a lot of it from the white house. that is a number that unemployment fell too. this is a glimmer of good news for the u.s. economy and brings unemployment down to its lowest level in two and a half years. no wonder president obama is smiling. >> merry christmas, everyone. >> what a christmas gift the president has got. it is not exactly wonderland but getting this comfortably below 9% is a boost. the shoppers dug into their purses and stores took on extra workers to help. the result, a little economic fairy dust. mr. obama knows that the trend will not last if congress does not act. >> we need to keep that growth growing. that means that congress needs to extend payroll tax cuts for working americans. congress needs to renew our
to steal nuclear program. >> the united nations says the growing unrest in syria has sent them into civil war. rewriting the rules of the eurozone. at the french president unveils a new blueprint for the future. 12 noon in singapore. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the world. this is "newsday." >>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has begun formal talks with the pro-democracy leader aung san suu kyi. mrs. clinton said the u.s. about would be willing to ease sanctions if further progress is made towards political reform. a warning that this report contains flash photography. >> an american secretary of state shaking hands with the burmese president. hillary clinton and aung san suu kri, face-to-face, unthinkable a few months ago, but things may be changing and this isolette, repressive country. the burmese president laid out his policy for reform. the american diplomat gave some praise, but said a lot more work was required. she offered incentives to do more and the foreign minister scored an invitation to visit washington. but this is just the beginning of a
that to a facebook account? i don't know. >>shepard: in syria, reports of killings and kidnappings and bodies in the street. the man who shot president reagan wants to live among the rest of us outside the mental hospital, and a doctor says, he is ready! what makes scottrade your smartphone's most powerful trading app ? total access - to everything. from idea to research to trade. including financials, indicators and real-time streaming quotes. whether you check your investments every day or every minute, our app can take them from thought to trade. at scottrade, seven-dollar trades are just the start. try our powerful mobile app. it's another reason more investors are saying... i'm with scottrade. i wish my patients could see what i see. ♪ that over time, having high cholesterol plus diabetes... or high blood pressure... or family history of early heart disease... can put them at increased risk for plaque buildup. and they'd see that it's more important to get their cholesterol where their doctor wants. and why for these patients, when diet and exercise alone aren't enough, i prescribe cre
but it is raising fears tonight of more violence to come. >>> in syria, the streets are bloody tonight, with up to 50 dead in the last day and the country appears to be spiraling towards civil war by the hour. abc's martha raddatz reports. >> reporter: it started in darkness. a terrifying volley of gunfire that began one of the bloodiest 24 hours since this revolution began to force out syria's deke tictator, bashir a assad. this morning, with weapons still crackling and tanks thundering by, people were running for their lives, children looking for cover. some, too late. bodies of dozens of anti-government protesters who had been kidnapped were in the streets. thousands of miles away secretary of state hillary clinton met with syrian opposition groups. >> they need to be assured that syria will be better off under a regime of tolerance rather than on the whims of a dictator. >> reporter: clinton is also sending our ambassador robert ford, back to syria, after pulling him out for his safety. clinton says he will be a witness to assad's brutality as syria slides closer into an all-out civil war.
be rewards. >> the u.n. human rights commission says that president assad has tipped syria into civil war. the french president unveils a new blueprint for the future. >> it is 10:00 a.m. here in singapore, it is 2:00 a.m. here in london. this is "newsday." >> hillary clinton will meet with pro-democracy leader aung san suu kyi for a second time to discuss the pace of reform in burma. the previous meeting with the government, she said that the u.s. would be willing to consider easing sanctions if progress is made in political reform. the report contains flash photography. >> an american secretary of state shaking hands with the burma's president thein sein, a former junta leader. then she met with aung san suu kyi face-to-face. all of this was unthinkable just a few months ago. things might be changing in this country. the army's president laid out his president for reform. he seemed keen on this path towards change. the american diplomat gave some change but said that a lot more work was required. she also attempted to do more and the former -- the foreign minister scored an invitation t
later? and the violence in syria that the al assad government doesn't want you to see. stand by for some secret reporting behind the front lines. through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ britta olsen is my patient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight." [ female announcer ] to nurses everywhere, thank you, from johnson & johnson. >>> taking. >>> much more coming up on the iowa caucuses, but there's other important news we're watching right now, including overseas, another bloody friday as syria antigovernment protesters take to the streets by the thousands to crackdown by the al assad regime appears to be hardening, even as arab league monitors assess whether syria is upholding a peace agreement. a freelance journalist wa
-moment is in the republican field. robert ford, the american ambassador to syria, this is the one i'm most proud of. he is, on this show, the ambadassador. robert ford went to hamma. he drove right along side the crowds of protesters demanding seer syrian authoritarian government step down. he met them with olive branchs. not the metaphor but actual olive branchs. the ambadassador had to leave syria and come back to the united states for consultations. things got too dangerous there. they are still dangerous. the united nations estimates that 4,000 people have been killed in syria just since march. then just today, a human rights group reported that 34 bodies were found dumped in a town square in western syria. also in syria today, the ambadassador, robert ford is back in syria as of this evening. this does not soften the support by the obama administration. hillary clinton met with exiled syrian opposition leader when she was in geneva today. america may not have a lot of levers to pull when it comes to ploem diplomacy with syria. hillary clinton gave a remarkable speech there. she gave a historic addres
's confident about talks with burma after talking to hillary clinton. discussing the situation in syria, its human rights council is to discuss evidence that the security forces committed crimes against humanity. it follows a report that accuses a them of a shoot to kill policy. addressing the meeting the high commissioner called on the international community to come together to help protect the syrian people. >> the syrian authorities continue ruthless oppression, which if not stopped now can drive the country into a full fledged drivel war. in light of the failure to protect the citizens, the international community needs to take you are intelligent measures to protect the citizens. >> folks in geneva following those addresses there's obviously little the council itself can do. any idea of what they want to see happen? >> interestingly i think this meeting is aimed equally not just at the syrian authorities but at the united nations security council that have been asked in the past few months take action in syria but failed to act partly because russia and china objected. but now the memb
. as you've heard, we share a growing concern with the united states about the situation in syria, and the deplorable violence orchestrated by the regime, and we welcome the continued efforts of the arab league and call on the international community to unite in condemnation of events in syria. our talks reaffirmed our country's close understanding of the threat posed by iran's nuclear program, particularly thank secretary clinton for her robust support over the recent attacks on our embassy and teheran and shared thinking on the expansion of sanctions against iran including european union consideration of measures against the iranian energy sector as part of the pressure on iran to return to negotiations over its nuclear ambitions. we discussed the middle east peace process and the need for a return to negotiations that cannot safely be delayed. i briefed secretary clinton on the preparations for the london conference on somalia in february. we need a stronger international approach to the crisis there, and to seize the opportunity now to address the root causes of terrorism, ins
clinton dines with aung san suu kyi. syria's opposition and army defectors unite just as a top u.n. official announces the country is in a state of civil war. >> the right hon. gentleman knows that we had no choice but to close the pool. >> meryl streep takes on margaret thatcher on the big screen. she talks exclusively to the bbc about her role as the iron lady. >> i wanted to in some way capture what ever it was that drew people to her. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs and around the globe. it is not too often that you get dinner with an icon of peace but today the u.s. secretary of state makes history when she had dinner with the nobel prize laureate, aung san suu kyi. hillary clinton is the most senior official to visit the country in more than half a century. where is the guarantee that this new openness will actually last? our reporter is traveling with mrs. clinton and her report has flash photography. >> an american secretary of state shaking hands with the president's, thein sein. then a meeting with the opposition leader, aung san suu kyi. both were unthinkable merely m
. the iran threat reduction act and iran-north korea-syria reform and modernization act and i urge my colleagues to vote yes on both. we know from history that ignoring the threats of leaders, ignoring their building up of capabilities to threaten the rest of the world, is done so at great peril and at great cost. . i urge my colleagues to support this important piece of legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. kucinich: could i ask how much time all parties have remaining? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio has 93/4 minutes. the gentleman from california has six minutes. and the gentlelady from florida has 3 1/2 minutes. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. kucinich: i ask unanimous consent to include in the record an article from "arms control association" which states that the i.a.e.a. board resolution avoided direct censure of iran and did not declare iran to be in noncompliance with its activities. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. my mr. kucinich: my friend from oregon mentioned the question of oil
a majority. >>> meanwhile, in syria, new video of that nation's ongoing rebellion, which has claimed as many as 4,000 lives since march. the u.s. is expanding contacts with the ruling regime. the ambassador of syria is returning to damascus after a six-week absence. and secretary of state clinton met with opposition leaders for a second time. and our reporting on -- >> in jail. pictures in libya of moammar gadhafi. >> our reporting on syria does not end here. look for barbara walters' exclusive interview with syria president bashar al assad later today. >>> officials confirm that drone that crashed inside iran over the weekend was one of a fleet of aircraft that had spied on iran for years. the surveillance was based an air base in afghanistan. experts aren't sure how much secret information the iranians might be able to glean from that drone. >>> the little cuban boy at the center of an international incident more than a decade ago is all grown up. elian gonzalez celebrated his 18th birthday yesterday. he spent part of the day marching in support of five cuban spies that were arrested in th
out of syria tonight, reportedly showing tanks, snipers and artillery units pounding away at neighborhoods, voubded by thousands of troops, all this quhil simultaneously observers from the arab league are arriving in dmas cass to verify that president bashar al assad is keeping his promise to dial back the violence, start talks with the opposition and let aid workers lend a hand. before showing this next video, i really do want to warn you, it is very hard to watch. you may want to turn away but it underscores the sharp contrast between the two different versions of what is going on here. this is video claiming to show the aftermath of an artillery strike today on the city of homs. there are more than just the one body you see here, but it's simply too gory to show. as always, we cannot independently confirm the facts of this video because the syrian regime will not let us see for ourselves, but take a look. [ gunfire ] these are the streets of a neighborhood. the gunfire in homs is reportedly non-stop now. some witnesses say it seems as if government troops are basically
by some dark ones a discredited regime is still a of violently clinging to power in syria though the pressure against it is increasing dramatically each day. i want to condemn in the strongest possible terms the assad regime's murder and torture of children that the u.n. reported this week in geneva. , buts conduct --assad's has brought scorn, pressure, and punishing sanctions not just by the united states and europe but now by the arab league and turkey as well. in addition, the continued to drive has developed nuclear capabilities. this includes troubling enrichment activities and past work on what position that has now been documented by the iaea and it's continued support for groups like hezbollah, hamas, and other terrorist organizations, makes clear that tehran is a grave threat to all of us. all of this upheaval is posing new challenges for israel regarding its security and position in the region. in this time of understandable anxiety, i would like to underscore one thing that has stayed constant the past three years of this administration -- the determination of the unit
in syria. reports of roving death squads now roving the streets. why is the unitedtates sending its ambassador back there? a live update ahead. >> shepard: well, we are in the mix now. secretary of state hillary clinton held a rare meeting in geneva, switzerland with members of syria's opposition today. and it happened as the syrian government reportedly continues to slaughter unarmed civilians. the united nations reports more than 4,000 civilians have died since the uprising began in march. syria has banned journalists from covering the blood shed, though some have gotten in. including reporter for sky news, which is our sister network in the united kingdom. he went undercover to witness the violence firsthand. here look. >> welcome to home. [gunfire] it's like this every day the snipers don't stop. nine people have died on this street corner this week. >> stewart ramsey of sky news. today, secretary clinton praised the syrian people for standing up to their president bashar assad's regime. >> i think syrians felt in exile and inside syria are behaving with great courage and commit
iranians might be able to glean from that drone. >>> now to the deadly unrest in syria, which according to the u.n. has killed more than 4,000 people since march. the obama administration is moving to expand contacts with opponents of the ruling regime as violence there grows more deadly. abc's martha raddatz reports. [ gunfire [ >> reporter: it started in darkness. a terrifying volley of gunfire that began one of the bloodiest 24 hours since this revolution began to force out syria's dictator al-assad. with weapons and tanks thundering by, people were running for their lives. children looking for cover. some too late. thousands of miles away, thousand of miles away, secretary of state hillary clinton met with syrian opposition groups. >> they need to be assured that syria will be better off under a regime of tolerance rather than on the whims of a dictator. >> reporter: clinton is also sending ambassador robert ford back to syria after pulling him out for his own safety. clinton says he will be a witness to assad's brutality as syria slides closer into an all-out civil war. martha radd
out of syria tonight. reportedly showing tanks, snipers and artillery units pounding away at neighborhoods surrounding by thousands of troops. while observes of the arab league are arriving in damascus to verify beshear al assad is keeping his promise to dial back the violence, start talks with the opposition and let aide workerlend a hand. >>> before showing this next video i really do want to warn you it is very hard to watch. you may want to turn away. it underscores the sharp contrast between the two different versions of what is going on here. this is video claiming to show the aftermath of an artillery strike today on the city of hanms. there are more than just the one body you see here. it's too gori y to show. take a look. [ gunfire ] >> these are streets of a neighborhood. the gunfire in homs is reportedly nonstop now. some witnesses say it seems as if government troops are basically racing to wit out the opposition before observing can arrive. the worst appears to be happening in baba amr southwest of the central part of homs. it's not clear whether arab league o
in the uprisings inspired by the arab. syria's president denies ordering his troops to crack down on protesters. he spoke with abc's barbara walters in his first american interview since the uprising. >> reporter: do you think that your forces cracked down too hard? >> they are not my forces. they are military forces that belong to the government. i don't own them. i'm president. i don't own the country. >> reporter: no, but you have to give the order. >> no. no. no. >> reporter: not by your command? >> no, no one's command. there was no command to kill or to be brutal. >> well, the arab league and turkey have both criticized and sanctioned syria for that violent crackdown. >>> afghan president hamid karzai canceled a trip after double suicide attacks rocked his country. this was the scene after a suicide bombing at a sh iet shrine in kabul. that happened yesterday. 60 people were killed throughout afghanistan on that holy day. >>> an american was also killed. today 19 people at least including women and children were killed when their bus hid a roadside mine. a group with links to al qaeda and the
by anybody inside of iraq. and i believe them. >> now, syria is also another concern. the iraqi government has not been as forceful in criticizing the violent crack down. the prime minister saying he doesn't believe he has the right it call the president to step down. mr. obama was asked about this. he described their differences as tactical and he said that he believes the prime minister is doing what he thinks is bet for the people of iraq. wolf? >> that's pretty shocking when you think about it, dan. the only countries in the arab league in lebanon, which obviously hezbollah has close ties with syria and iraq, all of the other members basically are with the u.s. europeans, rest of the world, in condemning him. but malachi in baghdad refusing to do so. we will discuss what is going on in our next hour. also, i write about this on my blog today. >>> let's go to jack cafferty right now. he's got the cafferty file. jack? >> not exactly breaking news, but americans are fed up with congress. really, really fed up. a new gal yum poll shows incumbents are highest they have been in years. 76% p
and rich galen are here. >>> also, the clearest signs yet of the brutality in syria. gunshots at a funeral. the family burying their son. you saw where he died on friday. the same regime that murdered their child apparently opened fire on them today. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of a pain free holiday. ♪ this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. when you're a sports photographer, things can get out of control pretty quickly. so i like control in the rest of my life... especially my finances. that's why i have slate, with blueprint. i can make a plan to pay off big stuff faster... or avoid interest on everyday things. that saves me money. with slate from chase, i'm always in control. financially, anyway. get slate with blueprint and save money. call 855-get-slate today. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 there are atm fees. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 account service fees. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 and the most dreaded fees of all, hidden fees. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 at charles schwab, you won't pay fees on top of fees. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 no monthly account service f
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